When strangers first meet they shake hands–an affirmation that the meeting is welcome. When we are in the midst of our final goodbyes, we hold hands to comfort our souls.
It seems that hands are always seeking me out. My husband’s hand on the small of my back as we stroll into a room, a student’s hand creeping into mine as we walk in the hall, a tiny paw on my lap as I read my book. They are little reminders that I am not alone. Someone is there guiding, imploring, recognizing all along the way.
The most welcomed of these hands is the one that brushes hair from my eyes in the early morning light as he plants a quiet kiss on my forehead when leaving for work…a reminder that I am loved. When I groggily forget this morning ritual, succumbed to sleep, my day is wrong. I miss the touch that tells me I am safe, I am loved, I am a part of something bigger than myself. I send a text double checking that our silent goodbye really happened. I am always reassured that it has.
And when I do remember those quiet moments before drifting back to sleep, I always have a small smile on my face. For I am not alone…I am loved by somebody special.
I am participating in FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY. Today’s word is: hands.
The rules are simple. Write for five minutes flat. There is no extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. It is unscripted. Unedited. Real.
Hi from your FMFriday neighbor!
There are so many wonderful hands here — and the tiny paw! You are blessed.
Thank you for stopping by. I am blessed indeed.
How beautiful and how true: “Something bigger than me”
Love is a beautiful thing. I know how cliche that sounds, yet it needs to be said; people need a reminder; it’s too easy to take a relationship for granted in today’s fast-paced world.
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Thank you, Patty, for taking the time to read. If there is anything I have learned this year, it is to not take anything for granted.
I love this. I too am blessed with this ritual. Thanks for sharing.
A wonderful ritual it is…my favorite. Thank you for reading.
Hands with a loving touch is what every body needs.
Thank you for your kind words to me. 🙂